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Opinion Polls

  • Do you think the Canadian economy can grow forever?

    Yes 18.5%
    No 72.2%
    Maybe 7.4%
    No Opinion 1.9%
  • Canada’s record of carbon emissions reduction is:

    About average for industrial nations 32.6%
    Much better than average 17.4%
    Much worse than average 50.0%
  • Do you think urban sprawl and mass immigration are linked?

    Yes 66.0%
    No 22.0%
    Maybe 8.0%
    No Opinion 4.0%
  • Do you think Canada's population should grow larger forever?

    Yes 12.0%
    No 82.0%
    Maybe 4.0%
    No Opinion 2.0%
  • Do you think Canada will ever see per capita resource declines in the future similar to those which have occurred in Europe over the past 500 years?

    Never 2.5%
    Maybe 20.0%
    It is inevitable 52.5%
    It has already happened 25.0%
  • Is Canada an exceptional nation, able to grow forever by exploiting its unlimited resources?

    A dated concept 89.2%
    A vision of the future 10.8%
  • Should Canadians reduce their consumption to levels closer to those in the rest of the world?

    Yes 65.0%
    No 17.5%
    Maybe 12.5%
    No Opinion 5.0%
  • Should the current generation of Canadian adults reduce its level of consumption to leave more for future generations?

    No generation owns the resources, they only borrow them from the next generation 83.8%
    Let future generations fend for themselves the way we did 16.2%
  • Should national policy be based on:

    Depending on new technology to solve climate, resource and pollution problems? 34.3%
    Conservation 54.3%
    The market will deliver solutions 5.7%
    Party on, there are no solutions 5.7%
  • Do you think that the size of the economy is a good indicator of social well being?

    Yes 20.6%
    No 76.5%
    Maybe 2.9%
    No Opinion 0.0%
  • Do you think that the size of the economy is a good indicator of individual well-being?

    Yes 9.4%
    No 87.5%
    Maybe 3.1%
    No Opinion 0.0%
  • What is your opinion on the globalization of the economy?

    Favourable 21.2%
    Unfavourable 69.7%
    No Opinion 9.1%
  • Do you think immigration should be used to change the cultural makeup of Canada?

    Yes 16.7%
    No 66.7%
    Maybe 11.1%
    No Opinion 5.6%
  • Which society would you rather live in?

    A society which has a small number of very rich people, few middle class and many poor? 0.0%
    A society which has a large number of middle class and few very rich and few poor people. 100.0%
  • Do you think media corporations should be required to disclose their major sources of income?

    Yes 92.3%
    No 0.0%
    Maybe 7.7%
    No Opinion 0.0%

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Opinion Polls Summary

There are two sections on the Opinion Polls page. The first is the website polls which reflect the views of the people who have been on the Canadians for a Sustainable Society website. The second section features results from polls of the general Canadian public.

The questions are different in many cases and certainly the results on similar questions will reflect different levels of awareness of, and interest in, the many issues addressed on this site.

The poll questions deal with the viability of never-ending growth, the links between growth of consumption and population and various social, environmental and economic issues. As well, the level of integrity of our public institutions and decision making process is held up for comment.

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